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Python Dates and Times in Python (2014) Dates and Times Dating Methods

Pitrov Secondary
Pitrov Secondary
5,121 Points

why is it sometimes strftime and other times strptime?

What is the difference between strftime and strptime? Thanks

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,644 Points

The difference is what type of conversion you are performing, datetime :point_right: string or string :point_right: datetime.

The strftime(format) method creates a string representing the time under the control of an explicit format string.

Conversely, the datetime.strptime() method creates a datetime object from a string representing a date and time and a corresponding format string.